After a few delays, a second period in lockdown was announced by the prime minister on Saturday evening.
But the news quickly followed that football at an ‘elite’ level – which includes the EFL – will be able to continue as scheduled.
It means that Pompey’s midweek trip to Lincoln goes ahead, which is particularly good news for Sean Raggett.
The defender had a successful stint at Sincil Bank, including scoring the late goal that saw them beat top-flight Burnley to reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.
And although certain restrictions will shortly be put in place, Raggett knows the Blues have to focus on returning to winning ways.
He said: “I don’t think it will affect us too much. I can’t talk for everyone, but I live and breathe football and just rest when I get back from training.
“When the season is on, I never really did much else anyway. You do miss your friends and family, although it shouldn’t make a difference to our work.
"I can’t talk for everyone, but I live and breathe football and just rest when I get back from training."
“It’s a shame the fans won’t be there at Lincoln because they also have a great bunch of supporters who get behind the team.
“I had some really good and memorable times with them and I always look forward to going back there.
“They’ve had a great start and have assembled a strong team, so of course it will be a tough test for us.
“We’ve had some extremely positive performances away from home, though, which is a turnaround from last season.”
Pompey saw their three-match winning run come to an end with a 2-0 home defeat to Charlton at the weekend.
Raggett said: “It wasn’t our day on Saturday, but I thought we dominated the second half and just couldn’t find a breakthrough.